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Witch School: First Degree: Lessons in the Correllian Tradition
Witch School: First Degree
Lessons in the Correllian Tradition
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0738713015

The three-volume Witch School teaching series will prepare you for initiation into all three degrees of Correllian Wicca, one of the largest and fastest-growing Wiccan traditions in the world. As an additional bonus, WitchSchool.com offers many optional interactive features to enhance your textbook learning experience.

Become a Witch
Set foot on the Witch's path and embark on a journey that will transform you at the deepest levels of your being. The twelve lessons of the Witch School's First Degree, designed to be completed in the traditional "year and a day" format, introduce Wicca as a spiritual path and teach you the essentials of becoming a Witch. Each lesson has six sections: the lesson itself, magical exercises, God or Goddess lore, a spell, a glossary, and study questions. You'll build a solid foundation for your Wiccan practice by mastering the following Craft tools and techniques:

  • Magic
  • Cosmology
  • Personal Power
  • The Altar
  • The Airts
  • The Circle of Art
  • Invocation
  • Garb
  • Symbols, Omens, and Divination
  • Basic Energy Work
  • Herbs, Oils, and Incense
  • Stones and Crystals

Completion of the twelve lessons in this book makes you eligible for initiation into the First Degree of Correllian Nativist Wicca.

Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life
Wheel of the Year
Living the Magical Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0875420915

Discover the ancient lore, household techniques, and spiritual wisdom that will help turn every day into a time of magic, respect for all, and love of the Goddess, when you get Wheel of the Year by Pauline Campanelli.

Wheel of the Year takes you on a month-by-month journey of discovery through seasonal aspects of Paganism practiced both in recent and ancient times. Just look at a few of the things shared in this gentle, loving book:

  • For December: The Magic of Mistletoe; The Ritual Burning of the Yule Log; Magical Uses of Ashes from the Yule Fire; A Ritual for Cutting Sacred Fir; The Pagan Symbolism of Santa Claus.
  • For March: Nine Magical Woods for the Beltane Fire; Psychic Skills for Working Magic; Making and Using the Magic (Black) Mirror; Telepathy; The Ouija Board; A Ritual for Opening the Heart Chakra.
  • For May: Seeing Faeries; A May Wine Ritual; Symbolism of the Maypole; Sacred Marriages; Hawthorn Protection Amulet.
  • For August: Celebration of the Grain Harvest; Ritual for Baking Sacred Bread; Making an Onion Charm; Magical Symbolism of Garlic; Natural Dyes and Inks.
  • For October: Apple Traditions; A Hazelnut Charm; The Man in Black; Ritual Costuming and Mask Making; Divination for Samhain.

This is only a small amount of the lore and a few of the many activities you will learn for each of these five months, in Wheel of the Year. The other seven months of the year are covered in depth, too, and each chapter has beautiful illustrations by Dan Campanelli.

Whether you live in a city, suburb, or farm and whether you live by yourself, with a partner, or with a family, Wheel of the Year will reintroduce you to the magic that is all around you.

Witch School Second Degree: Lessons in the Correllian Tradition
Witch School Second Degree
Lessons in the Correllian Tradition
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0738713023

The three-volume Witch School teaching series will prepare you for initiation into all three degrees of Correllian Wicca, one of the largest and fastest-growing Wiccan traditions in the world. As an additional bonus, WitchSchool.com offers many optional interactive features to enhance your textbook learning experience.

The Witch's Journey

Venture further on your journey into the magical life of a Witch. The twelve lessons of the Witch School's Second Degree, designed to be completed in the traditional "year and a day" format, build on the skills and knowledge you gained in the First Degree training program. Each lesson has four sections: an in-depth lesson, magical exercises, a spell, and a glossary. You'll round out your magical education and be ready choose your specialty within the Wiccan arts when you master the following advanced tools and techniques:

  • Tarot
  • Physiognomy
  • Astrology
  • Magical Alphabets
  • Numerology
  • Death, Spirits, and Spirit Guides
  • Sex Magic
  • Magical Calendars
  • Advanced Chakra and Energy Work
  • Ley Lines
  • The Ba Gua
  • Group Dynamics

Completion of the twelve lessons in this book makes you eligible for initiation into the Second Degree of Correllian Nativist Wicca.

Wiccan Beliefs & Practices: With Rituals for Solitaries & Covens
Wiccan Beliefs & Practices
With Rituals for Solitaries & Covens
Paperback      ISBN: 1567181120

Modern Wicca is a vibrant, uplifting nature religion practiced by hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone. But wearing "witchy" jewelry and casting a few spells does not make one a witch, for Wicca is a lifestyle and those who walk its path have solemnly dedicated themselves to the service of the Goddess and God.

Wiccan Beliefs and Practices was written for the solitary witch or non-traditional small coven. Written by a Wiccan High Priest and retired aerospace engineer, Wiccan Beliefs & Practices includes crucial information not found in other introductory Wiccan books, including:

  • Ethics of a Witch, including the Code of Chivalry
  • How to write and develop your own spells and rituals
  • The physically-challenged Witch
  • Out of the broom closet: is it right for you?
  • Know your rights: the legal protection of Wicca as a legitimate religion

Author Gary Cantrell speaks from personal experience with Wiccans of all ages and degrees of physical ability, bringing you an earnest examination of modern Wiccan beliefs and a practical guide to the Craft of the Wise.

In the following excerpt, the author explains why he chose to "come out of the broom closet."

I elected to reveal my practice of witchcraft publicly simply because I personally feel that the time for intentionally hiding ourselves has come to an end. We are practitioners of a kind, gentle, and peace-loving religion. We are not the bloodthirsty or depraved, orgiastic fanatics all too often portrayed by the entertainment and news media. The general public has been misled about witchcraft for over a thousand years, and now with our numbers reaching an all-time high, possibly in excess of one million people worldwide, we need to stand up and set that record straight.

We are out there by the hundreds upon hundreds of thousands. We are in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. We are law enforcement officers, engineers, builders, doctors, and farmers. We are a legally recognized religion under the protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and our isolation from the rest of the religious community should and must come to an end. With the phenomenal growth of witchcraft since the 1970s and with the free and easy interchange of information afforded to us by things like the Internet, that time will come to pass and it will happen soon. It may be happening now.

Advanced Witchcraft: Go Deeper, Reach Further, Fly Higher
Advanced Witchcraft
Go Deeper, Reach Further, Fly Higher
Paperback      ISBN: 0738705136

In the beginning everything is fresh and new. Learning how to cast a circle, work magick, compile a Book of Shadows, and honor the God and Goddess on esbats and sabbats can be exhilarating. But once you've mastered the basics of Witchcraft comes the real challenge of living your faith every moment of every day. Living as a Witch is knowing that you are the magick.

Advanced Witchcraft doesn't contain any "Wicca 101" information--it assumes that you're already familiar with the nuts and bolts of the Craft. Instead, this book challenges you to think critically about your beliefs and practices, what they mean to you, how they've changed, and where you're going. Along the way you'll also learn many techniques for intermediate and advanced Witches, including:

  • Meeting your shadow
  • Advanced warding and psychic self-defense
  • Power animals, familiars, and shapeshifters
  • Working the labyrinth and the maze
  • Advanced tree spirituality
  • Advanced augury and divination
  • Magick and ritual using the fine arts of storytelling, dance, music, art, and drama
  • The art of Wishcraft
  • Spirits and lost souls
  • Banishing and closing portals
  • The healing arts
Celtic Magic
Celtic Magic
Paperback      ISBN: 0875421369

Celtic magic. These words conjure up images of Druids and mystical oak groves, daring Irish warriors, fairies, elves, and ancient deities who took an active part in the lives of the people who worshipped them. Practical and easy to understand, Celtic Magic offers important features that distinguish it from other books written about the Celts:

  • An in-depth discussion of Celtic culture and customs
  • A complete listing of Celtic myths and deities
  • Step-by-step instructions for spellwork, ritual, meditations, and divination to help you gain insight or make changes in your life

This friendly Celtic magic book is designed for both beginners and those who possess intermediate-level magical skills--and anyone who simply has a great interest in Celtic history, lore, and magic.

The Real Witches' Handbook: A Complete Introduction to the Craft for Both Young and Old
The Real Witches' Handbook
A Complete Introduction to the Craft for Both Young and Old
Paperback      ISBN: 0738713759

Kate West's trusted guidebooks have made her the most acclaimed Witchcraft author in the UK today. Llewellyn is proud to bring her classic The Real Witches' Handbook to US readers.

What is a real Witch? With honesty and friendly flair, West sets the record straight about the life of a modern Witch. Dispelling common myths and Hollywood-inspired images, she reveals the true beliefs and practices of this nature-based spirituality: Sabbat Celebrations • The Wiccan Rede • Magic and Spells The Rule of Three • Deities • The Moon's Phases • Herb Lore Divination • Pathworking • Rituals and MeditationsChoosing Your Witch Name • Craft Initiation • Coven or Solitary

From seasoned practical advice to simple magical spells, within these pages you'll find everything a real Witch needs to begin practicing the Craft.

 

Norse Magic
Norse Magic
Paperback      ISBN: 0875421377

Elves and dwarves, gnomes and frost giants...Norse mythology is filled with tales of such supernatural beings, nature spirits, and powerful deities. Many people know that the Norse people were fierce warriors, but did you know that they were powerful magicians as well?

Norse Magic has everything you need to learn in order to begin practicing Norse spirituality. Discover the history and religion of the Vikings, including Norse mythology, seasonal festivals, and magical techniques.

If you are interested in practicing Norse Wicca, you'll learn about the three-fold goddess and the god, as well as how to celebrate the holidays, all from the perspective of Norse Paganism. Discover the secrets of herb magic, cauldron magic, cord magic, elf magic, dwarf magic, and more. These magical techniques are presented in a clear, step-by-step format.

The practice of Norse magic enlists the help of the Asa-Gods, Light Elves and good Dwarves. It elicits aid from dead ancestors and the rulers of the Elements. It is an active magic, reserved for participants, not bystanders. In order to work the magic of this system you must attune yourself to the powers of the Elements, calling upon the Asa-Gods and other supernatural beings. Norse Magic includes complete instructions, exercises, and rituals for this technique.

The Norse Pagans were one of the last European societies to convert to Christianity, but their Pagan mythology and magic survived and continues to thrive. Norse Magic is your key to the study and practice of this powerful and ancient spiritual system.

Nocturnicon: Calling Dark Forces and Powers
Nocturnicon
Calling Dark Forces and Powers
Paperback      ISBN: 0738708321

Take a thrilling walk on the dark side with Konstantinos The author of Nocturnal Witchcraft presents a collection of magickal techniques for working with dark forces. Developed and tested by Konstantinos, these rites and rituals have proven to be quite powerful in harnessing nocturnal energies--even helping the author overcome a serious medical condition in a miraculous recovery that shocked doctors

Drawn from diverse sources--ceremonial magick, folk magick, ancient Greek ritual, and divination--these techniques enable magicians and novices to conjure and control primal energies, thoughtforms, Lovecraftian entities, egregores, sigils, and other forces. Those attracted to the dark mysteries will relish Konstantinos' bold exploration of sex magick, death magick, altered states, dream grimoires, and forbidden tomes.

To Stir a Magick Cauldron: A Witch's Guide to Casting and Conjuring
To Stir a Magick Cauldron
A Witch's Guide to Casting and Conjuring
Paperback      ISBN: 1567184243

Boasting more than 100,000 copies in print, this indispensable guide has been revised and updated. Silver RavenWolf dishes out tried-and-true Witch wisdom, covering the essentials of Witchcraft.

  • New cover
  • New interior design
  • New edit